CREATIVE TEAM

Directed and Choreographed by Susan M. Chebookjian
Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez
Produced by Robert J. Eagle

Scenic Design: David Allen Jeffrey
Original Costume Design: Matthew Wright
Lighting Design: David Wilson
Sound Design: Robby Davis and Robert Luke Pelletier
Assistant Director: Daniel Forest Sullivan
Wardrobe Supervisor: Alison Pugh
Production Manager: Lori E. Baruch
Production Stage Manager: Lauren Burke*
Assistant Stage Manager: Kevin J. P. Hanley*

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES


ABOUT THE SHOW

Georges and Albin enjoy a charmed life on the French Riviera as proprietor and star of a glitzy drag club. When their son gets engaged to the daughter of a bigoted politician, the limits of love, family, and mascara are put to the test in this hilarious, heartwarming musical.

The groundbreaking musical comedy from Tony and Grammy Award winner Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!, Mame) and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies) includes songs like “I Am What I Am,” “The Best of Times,” and “Song on the Sand.” The cast will be headlined by James Darrah (Broadway’s Hello, Dolly!, Reagle’s 42nd Street) and J.T. Turner (an IRNE Award nominee for Reagle’s Anything Goes).


Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Based the play “La Cage Aux Folles” by Jean Poiret
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

MEET THE CAST

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MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

ROBERT J. EAGLE (Producing Artistic Director) founded Reagle Music Theatre in 1969 and, in addition to producing, directed every production for thirty years. On PBS, Emily Rooney stated that according to the National Endowment for the Arts, “The relationship between Reagle Music Theatre and the Waltham Public Schools is unique in the nation and worth replicating.” He has been honored by the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, the Waltham City Council, Boston College and The Catholic University of America Alumni Associations, and the Boston Theatre Critics Association (Special Citation) and IRNE Awards. 


SUSAN M. CHEBOOKJIAN (Director/Choreographer) has choreographed and staged countless productions over her long tenure at Reagle. She received the IRNE Award for Best Choreography for RMT’s 42nd Street, and nominations for Hello, Dolly! and The Music Man. She is the co-founder of the RMT Youth program and is Artistic Director for Waltham’s own Dancing with the Stars. Other projects include corporate entertainment and branding solutions, educational programs, A Valentine for Boston Flash Mob, NSMT’s Youth Performance Academy, Waltham School Department, Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, and Partners HealthCare, as well as a variety of programs at regional theaters and dance studios.


DAN RODRIGUEZ (Music Director) is happy to return to Reagle for another great summer season. Dan has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past 8 years, with recent favorites including The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, and Anything Goes. Dan’s other area credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theatre (The Lily’s Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Caroline or Change, Cabaret, The Wild Party), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him five IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.


DAVID WILSON (Lighting Designer) has designed lighting or sound for over 350 productions of opera, theater, concert and dance. Regional credits include Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Playwrights Theater, Central City Opera, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Company One, Deborah Abel Dance, Dibble Dance, Gloucester Stage,  Israeli Stage, Lyric Stage, Merrimack Rep, Moonbox, New Rep, The Nora, North Shore Music Theater, SpeakEasy, Stoneham Theater, Shakespeare and Co, Underground Railway Theater, WHAT and Wheelock Family Theater. He has received multiple nominations and awards for his work, most recently the IRNE award for Frankenstein at Central Square Theater.  dw-design.com   


LAUREN BURKE* (Production Stage Manager) RMT: Music Man and Anything Goes. Other credits include: SpeakEasy Stage,  American Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Central Square Theatre, Brandeis University, Boston Opera Collaborative, North Shore Music Theatre, Harvard University, Suffolk University, Poets’ Theatre and Boston Ballet.


KEVIN J. P. HANLEY*
(Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to be joining Reagle Music Theatre this summer for The Sound of Music. His work has been seen at New Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Hanley is currently touring internationally with Geoff Sobelle’s Home.


LORI E. BARUCH (Production Manager) is celebrating her 41st year with Reagle. She has worked in New England both as stage manager and technical advisor for Yolanda, dance groups, and other performing groups from the area. Lori now works for the Waltham Public Schools as stage manager overseeing all events and productions in theatres. Lori is an Emerson College graduate.


* Appear through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association,
the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.